Date(s) - Wed 16th Feb, 2022
11:00am - 11:45am
Online, Moniack Mhor Hosting, via Zoom,
Join us for our third online Poetry Morning, where Christine De Luca will introduce and read from her collection VEEVE, longlisted for the 2021 Highland Book Prize. This event will also include a short Q&A session with the author.
Veeve is an eclectic mix of poems. Whether writing in English or in Shetlandic, her mother tongue, De Luca’s voice is lyrical, providing a rich aural experience. As the title of the collection suggests, many of the poems are about clear-sightedness and seeing anew. Childhood and adolescent memories are revisited; other lives, times and places are explored, often merging past and present, old and new.
(Mariscat Press, 2021)
Christine De Luca lives in Edinburgh. She writes in English and Shetlandic, her mother tongue. She was appointed Edinburgh’s Makar for 2014-2017. Besides several children’s stories (in Shetlandic) and collaborations, she has had seven poetry collections and five bi-lingual volumes published (French, Italian, Icelandic, Norwegian and English). Her Mariscat pamphlet Dat Trickster Sun (2014) was shortlisted for the Michael Marks prize and her poems have been selected four times for the Scottish Poetry Library’s annual online anthology of the best 20 poems of the year. Besides Veeve, her most recent poems can be found in Another Time, Another Place, a book showcasing a collaboration with the renowned Scottish artist Victoria Crowe, published by The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh (2021). She has participated in many festivals at home and abroad and numerous translation activities. She particularly enjoys collaborating with musicians and artists. Her second novel will be published in 2022.
All events are free, with the option to give a donation of £4.00, £8.00, or £12.00 on a ‘pay as you can’ basis. Booking is required.
All donations go towards supporting the ongoing work of Moniack Mhor. Registered charity no. SC030292
This event is brought to you as part of a series celebrating the 2021 Highland Book Prize longlist. Moniack Mhor will be running sessions throughout February with longlisted writers, including workshops, poetry mornings, and in-conversation talks. All will be delivered via Zoom and supported by a member of the Moniack Mhor/Highland Book Prize team. Click here to view the full programme.
Our thanks go to the William Grant Foundation who provide funding to encourage public engagement with the Highland Book Prize.
This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on email@example.com or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.